The RS2 of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), saddled with the responsibility of making highways safe for the motorists, has embarked on activities to sensitise road users on importance of obeying traffic rules as the yuletide season is fast approaching because there will be increase in both human and vehicular movements on the roads.
One of these activities is a road show in Ota, Ifo and Itori along the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway with the theme: ‘Road safety is a state of minds, road traffic crash is absent of minds, stay alert and stay alive’, organized in collaboration with Red Cross to train the public on how to administer first aid treatment to accident victims on traffic crash scenes.
Other activities are enlightenment across motor parks with the distribution of safety fliers and safety campaigns in religious homes, markets and schools across the two states.
Some of the unit commanders, Ikorodu-Olawale Kareem, Ikeja-Emma Fekoya, Badagry-Babatope Agbaje, Ota-Akeem Ganiyu, Ifo-Joshua Ibitomi and Itori-Sunday Oko, lamented the high level of road crashes caused by human errors.
They said the majority of the traffic crashes were caused by drivers due to the lack of the consideration of human, environmental and mechanical factors.
They said “the majority of the drivers overspeed, overload vehicles and operate under fatigue just to make money without considering its side effects which are traffic crashes”.
They urged passengers to ensure they enter motors from the motor parks and fill passengers’ manifests before embarking on journeys and should not hesitate to call the FRSC emergency lines 122 and 132 in case of accidents, obstructions or vehicle breakdowns that could endanger other road users.